- Sikandarpur villagers in Indian have been dressing as bears to scare away wild monkeys that attack them
- After the forest department failed to respond, the villagers bought bear costumes and rotate the wearing among themselves
- The department said lack of funds has been the major setback as catching the monkeys cost money
Indian villagers in Sikandarpur have come up with a way to chase out the over 2000 monkeys that have been disturbing them by dressing up as scary bears.
The villagers chose two of them to garb themselves with the costumes and ask them to roam the whole village. The move was taken after different appeals they made to the forest department fell on deaf ears, FOX News reports.
Ram Lalit Verma, the village head, said they take turns to wear the costume to protect themselves from the monkeys.
The costumes were bought for $23.82 (N8,610.93) and have drastically reduced the number of monkeys that come to attack them in the village.
On the other hand, the forest department said that lack of funds has stopped them from catching the monkey as getting one could cost around $8.41 (N3,040.22).
MN Singh said the most they could do is help them release the monkeys they have caught to a wild somewhere else or encourage the costume if they realize that it works.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the action of a lioness and her two cubs has since gone viral in a video that has been shared many times online.
According to Parimal Nathwani, the animals walked out of a nearby bush as their mother led them.
A few metres upward, a bike suddenly showed up in their way. The lioness and her cubs did not appear threatened as they only made way for the bike man and his passenger to pass.
Many on Twitter praised their act as something every responsible civilian should do. While others said that the animal’s space must really be respected.
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